24th Athens International Film Festival

California Split

Making his way through the organized chaos of layered dialogues, a noisy score and a largely improvised script - not to mention the performances - Altman builds a precious behavioral comedy for the ages.

Shot for a big studio at a time when Hollywood had no qualms about financing the strangest projects - even when they couldn't possibly guarantee financial returns - "California Split" molds Altman's trademark obsession with losers into a buddy movie, where two compulsive gamblers wander from one casino to the next, waiting for Lady Luck to knock on their door.

Establishing a delightful on-screen banter, George Segal and Elliott Gould search for the American Dream in countless yards of green felt and endless stacks of cards that never lose the allure of the hidden ace.

At the end of the road, only one of them will acknowledge the futility of their epic quest and the sadness that lies beneath, leaving the other behind to chase after an illusion.

Making his way through the organized chaos of layered dialogues, a noisy score and a largely improvised script - not to mention the performances - Altman builds a precious behavioral comedy for the ages. L.K.



california split / ζάρια, πόκερ και κάτι άλλο... by NyxtesPremieras

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Robert Altman

Σενάριο / Screenwriter
Joseph Walsh

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Paul Lohmann

Μοντάζ / Editors
O. Nicholas Brown, Lou Lombardo

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
George Segal, Elliott Gould Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles
Edward Walsh, Joseph Walsh

ΗΠΑ / USA
1974
Εγχρωμο / Color
35mm
108’
Αγγλικά / English


    Publication date: 2014-09-10 12:30:00

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